Couscous Chicken with Orange Sauce

Couscous Chicken with roange Sauce 150px Author: Canadian Living Credits: Couscous Chicken with roange Sauce 150px

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 2 tablespoons dried currants
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 chicken breasts with skin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch

Method

In skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, half each of the salt and pepper, the cinnamon and cayenne until onion is softened, 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, in bowl, pour 1/3 cup (75 mL) boiling water over couscous; stir in currants and half of the orange juice. Cover and let stand until no liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; stir in onion mixture, almonds and parsley.

Cut each breast horizontally in half almost but not all the way through; stuff with couscous mixture. Place in roasting pan. Brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Roast in 400°F (200°C) oven for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Remove from pan.

Strain pan juices into saucepan; pour in remaining orange juice and bring to boil. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 tsp (5 mL) cold water; stir into pan juices and boil for 1 minute. Serve with chicken.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 376 mg
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 459.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Cholesterol 101 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
Share X
Quick & Easy

Couscous Chicken with Orange Sauce

Login